This small, but mighty country is demonstrating that good things come in small packages, illustrating its potential as one of the top FinTech countries in the world. The Netherlands has a population of around 17 million people; Germany has a population of nearly 81 million; France has a population of over 66 million people; and […]
TradeZero, an online securities brokerage that offers free stock trading software, has launched what it claims is the first “dark pool” exchange for bitcoin to allow institutional traders to execute large bitcoin trades outside of the bitcoin exchanges, according to Reuters. Off-exchange trading can represent 40 percent of all U.S. stock trades. The Bahamas-based company […]
According to law experts in South Africa, most banks are scared of blockchain for its power to disrupt their sector. A Senior Associate at Norton Rose Fulbright in Johannesburg, Nerushka Bowan, said the adoption of blockchain among banks has the potential to disrupt the global banking industry. Using the blockchain technology and its digital distributed ledger to confirm […]
An Australian company aims to change the way energy trading is done in the country by undertaking trials that will determine how individuals buy, sell or exchange excess solar electricity through its blockchain-based software instead of on the grid. Later this month, Power Ledger will start the trials which will take place over eight weeks […]
France has received a new bitcoin ATM from the ATM Bitcoin Exchange as it starts its international expansion. The latest bitcoin installation in Montpellier brings the number to five. Group BTC France, subsidiary of the ATM Bitcoin Exchange has installed the new machine at UNPI 34 Chambre des Propriétaires et Copropriétaires 23 Boulevard du Jeu […]
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Matt Levine, a former investment banker and mergers and acquisitions lawyer, sees the Bitfinex “bail-in” as an early step in bitcoin’s attempt to address unexpected financial fallouts. Writing in his “Money Stuff” column for Bloomberg, he noted there will be more such crises to come, and he is hopeful bitcoin/blockchain will be able to come […]
Fintech companies have now been provided with a great opportunity by the growing preference of millennials to accomplish tasks through digital applications. CEO of FIS, Anthony Jabbour, says the digitally native ways of millennials have given more insight into their needs and wants than any previous generation. FIS, the world’s largest global provider, dedicated to banking and […]
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RSCoin, a cryptocurrency controlled by the Bank of England for the purpose of strengthening the country’s economy and global trade, combines the benefits of distributed ledger technology with the control of traditional, centrally managed currencies, according to The Deal Room, a financial news website. RSCoin was developed by University College of London researchers at the […]
The bitcoin debit card provider, Wirex, issued 37,000 cards reaching a total of 160,000 users in July 2016, according to data released by the company. Formally known as E-Coin, the U.K.-based company has experienced phenomenal growth over the last 18 months with continuous monthly growth since its launch in January 2015. By serving over 130 […]
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Angela Walch, Associate Professor at St. Mary’s University School of Law, has written a thought provoking editorial where she argues that developers are in a position of trust, therefore, they must be burdened with responsibilities – including, perhaps, outright licensing requirements to ensure a certain standard. Although the professor has many good points, the open […]